Yeah and if you never start the bike, it'll last forever too. But WTF good is it. I certainly don't want to have to by-pass a non functioning item that shouldn't FAIL in the first place. Maybe I shouldn't be riding a BMW because I really don't want to have to jerry rig the bike in some parking lot after it crapped out again. This is my first BMW so I may not be up to speed on my obligation to study motorcycle mechanics in order to survive.
I was actually hoping to just ride the thing and enjoy it. I think I'll inquire about an extended warranty.